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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
of this administration. it's the norm because the economy collapsed. we all remember that the economy collapsed. and to withdraw federal spending from a collapsing economy is only to make things worse. the economic collapse created these deficits, and as the economy recovers, we can draw this will down. now, there's not aagreement on that. some have preached austerity as the way forward when the economy coul lapses. -- collapses of the and when this withstand, there was lively debate between those who support that would be more sensible than austerity. we're past us a started and now into experience much the experience of foreign countries belies that austerity works when economies are collapse ago. from spain to greece, european countries that responded to the economic downturn by slashing their budgets are suffering from shrinking economies and persistent double-digit unemployment rates. a recent i.m.f. report estimates that budget austerity in a weak economy might actually inflict significant harm and have a much lower-than-expected effect on the deficit, consistent with the observations in
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
a car that is safe while also trying to meet these fuel economy standards? any comments on that? >> yeah, i guess i will jump in. yeah, so safety is first party for all auto manufacturers. there is a tension between, particularly in terms of weight, adding weight to vehicles for various safety features, not only regulations demand but also the consumers want and demand. and the weight is a very important factor in trying to improve fuel economy of the vehicles. i think fundamentally from toyotas of you, you can do both. you can have efficiency, lower carbon and safe vehicles. i think the key is the pace at which these two issues are progressed, with respect to one another. so, you know, having a mid \50{l1}s{l0}\'50{l1}s{l0} fuel economy car in 2025 communism is there a long enough time to think that we can engineer vehicles, including the safety future that will be acquired in a way that these vehicles will be safe or for people to drive? i think it comes down to balancing sort of the timing with which we are doing these things. to make sure the fuel economy reductions if you'll don't g
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
in a period where we're concerned, well, how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than 3% sometimes. unemployment was below 5% the budget was balanced due to his own parsimony. how did i manage to make the budget go lower? how did that help the economy? a lot pause he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> amity shlaes tracings the life of the 30th president of the united states, in coolidge on c-span's q&a. >> wisconsin governor scott walker delivered his state of the state address in madison recently where he called on state lawmakers to put forward, a quote, environmentally sound mining bill. he also pushed for a income tax cult for the middle class and job creation. the governor said he was doubling down on his efforts to meet his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs over the years. this is about half an hour. [applause] >> at this time, at this time it is my privilege to introduce our friend, the governor of the state of wisconsin, scott walker. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] thank you. thank
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
of time will essential double fuel economy up to 54.5 miles per gallon. it does it in a way that collaborates with the automakers themselves in a way that will produce the kind of cars that are safe and effective and perform the way that american consumers want to see. will really provide tremendous benefit. so it's a win for everyone and that i think is my basic message. if you look at on the climate change side, whether we're we ae talking about is over the course of 2012-2025, those vehicles are going to reduce their carbon pollution by 6 billion metric tons. we're talking about 12 billion barrels of oil saved. these are numbers that are not to be sneezed at, ladies and gentlemen. these are very large benefits to society. in terms of automakers can we saw the automakers standing up for the president. we saw them touting this initiative because they knew they could be producing cars that were more efficient and that consumers would want to purchase. and on the consumer side, perhaps consumers here are the biggest winners of all. they are going to get cars that again perfor
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
's economy, few families have a stay-at-home mother. in fact, 71% of mothers today are in the labor force. they are major contributors to their family's income. two-thirds of mothers bring home at least a quarter of their family's earning, and more than four of ten families with children, a woman is the majority, or sole breadwinner. that means in today's economy, when a mother earns less than her male colleagues, her family -- her family -- must sacrifice basic necessities as well as facing greater difficulty for these kids to save for college, affording a home, living the american dream. and the lifetime of earnings -- earning losses that all women face, including those women without children or whose children are growing up affects not only their well-being during their working lives, as i said earlier, their ability to save and have a decent retirement. now the evidence shows that discrimination accounts for much of the pay act. in fact, according to one study, when you look at all the reasons that there is a wage gap, well, we have rates 2.4%, 3.5% union status, labor force experienc
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
in the technology industry where it was mentioned that between 2010 2010-2020, the american economy will annually create more than 120,000 additional computer or science jobs that were require at least a bachelors degree. that's just mention one aspect of this. this is great news for many of our computer science students. and for joy that is the end of the good news. each year only about 40,000 american students receive bachelor degrees in computer science. in other words, there are approximately 80,000 new computer science positions every year in the united states cannot be filled by available american workforce positions. and i have positions that need to be filled so that our technology industry can continue to thrive. simply put, u.s. based companies have a great need for those trained in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. but at least right now there are not enough americans trained and ready to fill these jobs. we cannot continue to simply hope that american companies do not move operations to countries where they have greater access for individuals trained in these s.t.e
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
economy moving again instead of what seemed to be endless partisan struggles over secondary issues? and what i wanted to speak to today was a bipartisan bill which i'm introducing which focuses on how to help create innovation focused jobs again in the united states. as you know all too well, madam president, our economic recovery has been slower than we would hope, although it's been steady, there are still far too many americans out of work. in my home state of delaware, more than 30,000. but we are building our way ba back. so the task before us is to think not just about an immediate economic crisis but to take a breath i think and instead focus strategically on the long-term fewer, to take -- long-term future, to take an account of what kind of economy we want to build for our children, for our grandchildren, for the america of today and tomorrow. the engine of our nation's greatest economic successes has always been innovation. from the light bulb to the search engine, american inventors and innovators, those who've taken risks and started companies, have created jobs by the
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the economy in northern mali booknotes on the ground algeria as we believe it is going to happen. >> i think that ricardo -- the necessity of engaging them i think that in engaging them we have to also be looking at it with a very clear lines there can be no solution without them when. on the other hand, pursuing that engagement does not blind us to the fact they've tried to have it both ways for a long time and that is an old habit that is quite to be difficult for some of them to break so that is going to be the tension. the analogies are imperfect but if we end up in a counter insurgency will the scenario we have here a pakistan to afghanistan that both part of the solution but it also has elements of a part of the problem and how we resolve that is going to be critical who. >> i would say there is one more element to the southern part of algeria that we need to kind of keep in mind. them to get an algerian passport. all they had to do is ask for it and there is a free flow of trade with going through the borders and what you have is the economies are essentially tied together. what you a
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
the debt we can eliminate an additional drag on our economy. so this isn't a conversation about austerity. it is a conversation about growth and opportunity. that doesn't mean we're all going to agree on the path forward. americans certainly expect a serious policy debate. they expect both parties to offer competing plans to preserve and protect long-term entitlement programs and they expect both sides to propose different plans to get our fiscal house in order and our country back to economic health. now, republicans have done their part. the budget is passed by house republicans over the past couple of years contained fresh ideas that would help solve our fiscal crisis an. but from the democrats, so far not much. four years on, president obama and congressional democrats still have yet to offer a serious plan to address the economic challenges we face. they have been content to wage political war instead. it is my hope that the debate over the debt ceiling will finally move our friends on the other side beyond their preoccupation with the horse race. already, senate democrats have commi
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
kindergarten to the time they leave higher education we must prepare them to succeed in a 21st century economy. and if we're sincere in our concern for the next generation, how we deal with one another matters. not only during the session but throughout the campaigns that bring us to hold these positions of public trust. every day our kids watch what we do, and every day they learn from us. so members of the 63rd legislature, what i ask of you tonight, it is simple and it's straightforward. first, be responsible with our budget because i won't allow us to spend more than we take in or make cuts that undermined our long-term stability. second, join me in focusing on creating jobs, improving our system of education, and making government more effective. and lastly, act in a manner that we're not ashamed to have our children watching because they are. i'm taking these principles to heart and we've already hit the ground running to better create better jobs, better schools and a more effective government. a company recently came to the state of montana and said they would like to locate a manufact
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
of people. and that's not just a point about the economy. think about language. nobody plans the english language. the english language arose spontaneous. it evolves just like the french language, the russian language. the are a few linkages like esperanto, that have a few things in common. they were designed by human beings. they were planned, and no one face them. all of the languages people actually speak are examples of spontaneous order. law, i know we are here in the rayburn house office building. everybody here thinks they are involved in making law, or at the very best, the president and the congress and maybe the supreme court make law. but the fact is law originally evolved spontaneous. people have disputes. they try to settle them. sometimes they turned to a neighbor to settle them. some of the wisest neighbors became known as judges. and the judges started saying, how did we decide that last time? that's how president and case law build up. he was actually much into that process that government started saying let's codify the law. let's write it down, and let's change it thro
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
to be an economy of force response. but, you know, first of all, you know, that has always been our -- other than actual the physical defense of the continental united states or the legal united states, you know, that's been our principal security interest ever since before we were a nation. it's clearly a moment in time where the -- and, of course, through history the patterns have gone back and forth between more autocratic and more liberal governments and regimes in that area. and we have a lot of partners with whom we could be working. we have had a, i mean, our model partnership with colombia which, you know, has been a pretty low-level thing, one which the house of representatives has traditionally kept very close tabs on is a model, counterinsurgency partnership. if we had aped that model in some of our middle east engagements, we would have been much better off also today. but it suggests that, um, again -- and it's possible to work with the brazilians, for example. the brazilians were the leading force in the u.n. mission in haiti. so it, some good things have been happening even while t
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in the workforce for years. you see, the fmla requires a year of service. but in today's economy, workers more frequently change jobs. and, of course, family emergencies happen without warning. other workers are not able to accumulate the required 1,250 hours of work at a single employer in the preceding year. with the growth in part-time work, both by choice and by necessity, more workers may be ineligible for fmla even though they are long-term, dedicated employees. and millions of people work in businesses with fewer than 50 employees, which means their employer is not covered by the fmla and does not have to offer that kind of leave. this also makes it harder for smaller businesses to recruit the best employees, because they're not on a level playing field with larger companies that must provide leave and where workers have come to expect it. still other workers are excluded from the law because of the nature of their relationship with a loved one. today workers may only take fmla to care for their minor child, parents or spouses. under certain circumstances, parents may care for their adu
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
economy. the statement went on to say i'm grateful that he joined to my cabinet and i wish him all of the best in his future endeavors. a quick reminder we have live coverage coming up here on c-span2. and about 40 minutes we will have a discussion on the conflict in northern mali ouis many years ago louis brandeisott wrote that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. a democracy of course is rootedf and based in the notion of ansos enlightened citizenry to read some of us think that democracy is defined by the ritual votings of course in voting it is dem important inoc a democracy. voting takes place all over then world. it takes place in democracies.n it takes place in dictatorships. it takes place in a totalitarian societies. voting alone doesn't mean we live in a free society. fre we live in a free society when it is based on an enlightened citizenry that takes thatghtenmo enlightenment into action causing vose to honor our ideas as a nation. >>> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
lower cost investment options than the employees would have access to the end of the economies of scale. having them perform the same function for the retirement income options would be valuable service to many current and former employees that and a full-year is currently have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution retirement system isn't perfect but there are several things we can do to make it substantively of better in conclusion first we can increase coverage by creating an easy and low-cost mechanism for the small employers to use so that employees of these firms can benefit for the ease of payroll deduction to fund their retirement savings account. second, we can encourage them to structure their savings plan in ways that promote the employee contribution rate. third can let the leakage from their retirement savings plan and forth to encourage the adoption of the plan annuity options. thank you. >> thank you. i will start a round of five minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and this is something i've become more and more aware of
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
know, in a global economy where the best jobs follow talent whether in calcutta or cleveland, we need to do everything we can to encourage that same kind of passion, make it easier for more young people to blaze a new trail. right now only about a third of undergraduate students are graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. areas that will be crucial if we expect the to complete the work that has been done by these folks and compete for the jobs of the future. and that's why we've worked to make more affordable college opportunities and set a goal of training 900,000 -- 100,000 new math and science teachers over the next decade. and we're working to train two million americans at our community colleges with the skills businesses are looking for right now. we also need to do something about all the students who come here from around the world to study, but we then send home once they graduate. on tuesday i was in las vegas talking about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, and one important piece of that reform is allowing more of the best and brig
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
competitive in this economy we need to modernize and change the way we employ our talent, and that we encourage people who get educated in the united states, in colleges or working with universities, key people in the united states, not encourage companies and people to go back to the home countries. so this issue has recently become an issue fo for deloitte. you know, we've looked at this from a broad prison for a while, but like other companies, microsoft, oracle, the high-tech compass, into, a lot of companies and services companies, you know, this is a recent thing given some of the challenge we've had to actually hire and maintain and fill needs. so as an intro statistic, we hire every year about 7000 employees, 7000 people out of colleges and universities. and that's still not enough to be able to fill the needs of our clients, given a tradition and turnover and things of that nature. sort of streamlined the process. we all know about the backlogs that exist right now and how long it actually takes from beginning to end, and the timing of that and how quickly we can get people d
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
economy and about global competition, but it's our own procrastination and outright avoidance of obvious choices that threatens our own future. other nations are both quick and glad to fill the vacuum that's brought about by our inaction. if the senate favors inaction over courage and gimmicks over common ground, the risk is not that we will fail to move forward, it is that we will fall behind, we will stay behind, and we will surrender our promise to those who are more than willing to turn over our squandered opportunity into their advantage. the world keeps turning. the senate cannot afford to forever stand still. and just as failing to deal with our deficit and our debt puts our long-term interests at risk, so does taking america to the brink of default. our self-inflicted wounds reduce our leverage and our influence in the world. and by failing to act, congress is making it harder to actually advance america's interests and making it harder for american business to compete and for american workers to succeed. if america is to continue to lead the free world, this must end. now, we've
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